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Two key Yanks near return

TRENTON, N.J. — Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are days away from returning to the Yankees.

Both infielders went 0-for-2 Wednesday in their first minor-league rehab game at Double-A Trenton. GM Brian Cashman said they'll rejoin the Yankees on Friday against the Red Sox barring a setback. Both are set to play another game for Trenton tonight.

"We're ready," Teixiera said after the game. "I've been feeling good for weeks. I'm just feeling good about playing again."

Teixeira has been sidelined with a right wrist injury since March, and Youkilis has missed nearly 30 games with a back injury.

"It's good to know you're healthy and go out on the field and just get in some games," Youkilis said.

Cashman also revealed that OF Curtis Granderson had a pin inserted into the left pinkie finger that was broken Friday when he was hit by a pitch against the Rays.

And SS Derek Jeter, who is recovering from offseason ankle surgery, was on the field during batting practice. He said he had the protective walking boot removed from his left foot Friday and was recently cleared to throw.

SETBACKS FOR RANGERS: 2B Ian Kinsler, on the disabled list since May 18 with an intercostal strain, developed a stress reaction in his right ribcage and will be sidelined for at least two more weeks. And RHP Colby Lewis was pulled off his rehabilitation assignment because of muscular soreness in his surgically repaired pitching elbow.

BUCHHOLZ OUT: RHP Clay Buchholz, who was scratched Monday because of discomfort in his collarbone, will be skipped again Friday because of lingering soreness. In other Red Sox news, 2B Dustin Pedroia confirmed to espn.com that he has been playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb that he sustained on opening day.

BLUE JAYS: 3B Brett Lawrie went on the 15-day DL with a left ankle sprain.

BRAVES: RHP Kris Medlen left the game after the second inning after taking a liner off his left leg. … RH reliever Jordan Walden, who appeared in 14 games before being sidelined by shoulder inflammation, was activated from the disabled list. RH reliever Cory Rasmus was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

BREWERS: 1B Corey Hart, who has been out all season after January right knee surgery, is traveling with the team for the first time and could soon begin a rehab assignment.

CUBS: RH reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will have reconstructive elbow surgery to repair a torn ligament and miss the rest of the season.

DODGERS: SS Hanley Ramirez, who has been limited to four games because of thumb and hamstring injuries, is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today and could be activated Monday.

MARINERS: Rookie RHP Brandon Maurer was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma after going 2-7 with a 6.93 ERA in 10 starts. INF Alex Liddi was called up from Tacoma. … OF Michael Morse is day to day with a strained right quad.

ORIOLES: 2B Ryan Flaherty was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, and INF Yamaico Navarro was optioned to Norfolk.

PHILLIES: 3B Michael Young was placed on the bereavement list and will be out for 3-7 days. INF Cesar Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

TWINS: 3B Trevor Plouffe was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Two key Yanks near return 05/29/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:19pm]
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